Our History

Our History

1967

Foundation

Giuseppe Pietrelli registers the patent called "Bench tool for repairing and / or checking damaged car bodies". After only three years he founded E.B.C.B. S.p.A then Car Bench S.p.A, then Car Bench International S.p.A.

1968

Jigs

Car Bench is the first company to invent anchoring with mounted mechanical parts, in order to considerably reduce repair times.

1971

Cross-Beams

Car Bench introduces and patents the three-sided beam that allows the control of numerous checking points, even very close to each other.

1973

4-Post Lift

Car Bench is the first company to place the jig bench on a four-post lift that allows the panel beater to work in ergonomics.

1979

Universal Jig

Car Bench introduces the first and original Universal Jig, a revolutionary system that significantly reduces the time and cost of automotive repair.

1981

Universal Supports

Car Bench creates universal supports for mini-jigs, a solution that constitutes the most important technical-commercial progress in the world of repairing damaged shells.

1984

Ferrari Approval

Car Bench receives exclusively the approval of its own equipment by Ferrari S.p.A.

1986

Training Academy

Car Bench opens its Training Academy offering numerous highly specialized courses for various OEMs.

1987

Protoline

Car Bench is still today extremely proud to be the ONLY supplier producing equipment both for the OEMs Prototyping Divisions and for the Collision Repair Industry, reason for our slogan: “Built on Car Bench - Repaired on Car Bench®”

1996

Octopus

Car Bench patents the revolutionary “Octopus” automatic pulling system that allows the repair of any type of damage in any point of the car without modifying the mechanical and geometric characteristics of the body.

2002

Dekra Certification

After one year of work to achieve it, Car Bench obtains the DEKRA certification for the entire management of its Quality System. From the production and prototyping of products to customer support via the Car Bench website.

2005

The first Contact Evolution

Car Bench introduces the first Electronic Measuring system Contact Evolution.

2011

Universal Jig Evolution

Car Bench introduces the "Evolution" update to the Universal Jig Kit with 3D data which simplifies and further speeds up jigging operations.

2015

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Car Bench is granted with ISO 9001: 2015 certification, reconfirming its ability to regularly supply products and services that meet customer's requirements and expectations.

2020

Maserati Worldwide Training Academy

Car Bench becomes the first and only Maserati Worldwide Bodyshop Training Academy, further proof of its professional qualities.

2020

BMW Italy Training Academy

The now historic collaboration between Car Bench International and BMW Italia is further strengthened. The important car manufacturer becomes part of the Training Academy project, joining other prestigious brands such as Ferrari and Maserati.

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